Issue 2012-05 CFO
Strategic visions are great, but they can turn into nightmares at the project level. Here&spamp;rsquo;s how to keep a project from becoming a runaway.
To Get Ahead, Go in Reverse
&spamp;ldquo;Reverse innovation&spamp;rdquo; can create rich opportunities, a new book argues.
Key-Person Insurance: A Cash-Flow Caveat
Classifying premiums paid on company-owned life insurance policies as an operating use of cash can distort operating and free cash flows, says a new study.
IRS Holds Up Transfer-Pricing Deals
It now takes the agency more than 40 months to process advance pricing agreements.
The Rise and Rise of Procurement
Like CFOs of yore, procurement executives are shedding their roles as stewards and becoming what their companies need them to be: strategic thinkers.
How Crocs Regained Its Footing
Recovering its balance after a dangerous stumble, the footwear company recently passed the &splt;br/>$1 billion revenue mark and sees double that ahead.
Too Much Data, Not Enough Insight
Readers comment on insight versus information, Internet sales taxes, and other topics of recent stories in &splt;i>CFO.&splt;/i>
FASB Stands Pat on Reviled Tax Rule
Despite widespread opposition to the standard governing uncertain tax positions, FIN 48 won&spamp;rsquo;t go through the board&spamp;rsquo;s rulemaking process again.
Too Much Data, Too Little Judgment
Financial planning and analysis staff can&spamp;rsquo;t help CFOs make the right moves until they learn to apply more subjectivity in their analyses.